John McCain's life of devoted service

John Mc Cain greets supporters at a rally at Federal Hall on Wall Street in NYC

John Mc Cain greets supporters at a rally at Federal Hall on Wall Street in NYC

John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs.

Facing a barrage of criticism for what many on both sides of the aisle and reportedly inside the Executive Mansion itself saw as a tremendously petty stance on the part of the President to not honor McCain's decades of military and political service, a proclamation of appreciation also came from the administration this afternoon.

"Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country and, in his honour, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment", Trump said in a statement.

In a letter to Trump on its Facebook page, the American Legion veterans group had urged the White House "to follow long-established protocol following the death of prominent government officials".

Flags at the U.S. Capitol were still at half-staff Monday morning for McCain, the Arizona senator who died Saturday afternoon after being diagnosed past year with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.

Sen. John McCain died exactly nine years after his friend Sen.

Trump hosted four events with reporters at the White House today, including a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto discussing the renegotiation of NAFTA. That seemed to be the breaking point for a key Trump constituency, veterans.

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White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment on reports that Trump had refused to issue a statement prepared by staff praising the heroism and life of McCain.

By day's end, Trump had done just that, with no immediate explanation from the White House. McCain reportedly did not want him there, after Trump's relentless personal attacks on McCain.

While the nation and world continues to honor Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican's long life of service will be celebrated throughout the week in a series of services and ceremonies taking place at his family home and in the Washington, D.C. area.

Mr. Trump's initial silence about Mr. McCain underscored the isolation of the USA leader and fueled criticism that he is incapable of bringing a divided nation together even as it mourns a man widely seen as an American hero and a political icon.

John McCain, a senior member of the United States Senate and former presidential candidate, has died. Trump questioned the decorated Navy pilot's Vietnam heroism and chafed at McCain's vote to kill the president's "Obamacare" repeal.

McCain died at his Arizona ranch after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. First lady Melania Trump tweeted thanks to McCain for his service to the country.

Flags at the U.S. Capitol, where he served two terms in the House and six terms in the Senate, remained at half staff on Monday morning.

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